The Kali River forms the international border between India and Nepal in its upper reaches. A self-contained river journey down this river is one of the prime options in this part of the Himalaya. The river flows past terraced farms of Kumaoni and Nepali villages, fresh water streams, sandy beaches, thick tropical jungles, plantations as we travel downstream through the terai belt negotiating exciting white water. With the Mahseer making it an angler’s delight, the lack of road access makes it a complete wilderness journey. After the first few days of serene float past its confluence with the Saryu at Pancheshwar (also a famous fishing spot) with the occasional big rapid, the Kali makes its final descent to the plains in the last day on the river, beginning with the mighty Chooka rapid. Flowing past the terai hills after densely forested hillsides, this trip is an outdoor wilderness experience in a league of its own.
Meeting point Kathgodam
The Kali River enters the Terai plains after Brahmadev Mandi near Tanakpur, where it is called Sharda River. The river merges with the Gori Ganga at Jauljibi where a fair is held every year. The River then joins the Saryu River at Pancheshwar, and therefore the area around Pancheshwar is called ‘Kali Kumaon. Belonging to the Ganges river system, the Kali River finally merges with the Ganga.
Arrive 6:00 AM at Kathgodam & drive to Pithoragarh transfer to hotel/Camp overnight stay.
We will drive 3 hours. 50km to Joljibi and it is here that we start the expedition. After a comprehensive river safety briefing, as well as basic rafting instructions, you are ready to experience the thrill of grade 3-4 rapids. The sights and sounds of the many villages we cross add to the special experience of being on the river. We then venture into the wilderness section of the river, where we will pitch camp late afternoon at near jhullaghat Camp, followed by dinner around the campfire.
After breakfast we strat raft rafting from Jhullghat & overnight stay below Pancheswar overnight camp.
After breakfast we raft down & camp surnaya overnight camping by the river.
After breakfast we raft down from surnaya to Pari Gaon takes us through the most remote wilderness corridor and also the Kali’s biggest rapid, the ‘Chuka’, a grade 4+ rapid. As the rapid changes annually after every monsoon, we will scout it before running it. We will then enjoy a few more grade 3 rapids before we reach camp across the river from Pari Gaon
Rest day on the beach enjoy trek & explore local village & forest Corbett trails in the area
After breakfast we raft down from Pari Gaon to Boom & transfer to Kathgodam. Overnight stay in hotel & take train to Delhi tour ends here today after rafting trip.
Rafting start point Joljibi
We booked our rafting trip with White World Expeditions last year we enjoyed a lot with team WWE
We recommend highly White World for river rafting trip in India
These guys are the best leader in India.